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First Supervisors Arrested After Meatpacking Raid

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The May 12 enforcement action at the Postville, Iowa meatpacking plant yielded 389 rank-and-file arrests, but no managerial arrests until yesterday when the first supervisors were taken in custody. The New York Times reports two supervisors were charged with securing false documents for illegal aliens and a warrant was issued for the arrest of a third person, who is described as a plant manager. 270 of the illegal aliens arrested were sent to federal prison on fraudulent document charges.

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Crime Drop Linked to Illegal Immigration Reduction Efforts

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The Associated Press reports that Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart links the decline in certain types of crime last year to the County's efforts to reduce illegal immigration. The Virginia County released a study in late June that says homicides dropped by 44 percent from 2006 to 2007. Also, during the same time period, the number of rapes fell 33 percent, robberies declined 23 percent, and aggravated assaults dropped by 18 percent.

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Fate of local immigration enforcement uncertain as we attempt to translate what House approps panel did

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  by  Roy Beck

I wish I could tell you precisely what Rep. Price (D-N.C.) and his U.S. House Appropriations Committee did to local immigration enforcement last week. Price and his staff have been so clever in their writing of the DHS spending bill that both NumbersUSA analysts and federal agencies are still attempting to figure out precisely what the House Appropriations Committee last week did. A week later, still nothing definitive.

A Lot of Effort to Hide True Intent

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45 Illegal Workers Arrested in Metro-D.C. Raid

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Forty-five illegal workers were arrested by federal agents in the largest immigration bust that Maryland has seen in recent years. 16 homes in Anne Arundel County were raided early on June 30th. Illegal workers for Annapolis Painting Services were allegedly coerced into renting the apartments in exchange for one-third of their monthly wages. The owner of the company, Robert Bontempo, has not yet been charged with any crime, but the company has been accused of providing workers with false Social Security numbers.

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Supreme Court Turns Down In-State Tuition Case

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On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari to Day v. Bond, a case challenging a Kansas law that gives in-state tuition discounts to illegal aliens. The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act allows a state to provide the subsidized, lower in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens but only if the state also provides the same low rate to U.S. citizens who are residents of other states.

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House Panel Guts Spending on Effective Enforcement Activities

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During today’s markup of the FY09 Department of Homeland Security spending bill (no bill number yet), the House Appropriations Committee voted to cut and remove funding for proven enforcement measures such as the 287(g) program, which enables local police and sheriffs to enforce immigration laws, and workplace enforcement activities. The measure will, among other things, require ICE to spend $800 million to identify and deport illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes.

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Pro-Amnesty Rep. Chris Cannon Ousted in Primary

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Rep. Chris Cannon (R - Utah) was defeated in the Republican primary in Utah's 3rd district. While considered a staunch conservative on many issues, Rep. Cannon is known for being pro-immigration and has sponsored many bills to allow more foreign workers to enter the United States. Americans for Better Immigration gives Rep. Cannon a C grade based on his immigration voting record. Rep.

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